ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger accepted a judge’s findings Friday and said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is qualified to run for reelection.
A group of voters filed a complaint with Raffensperger’s office saying that Greene should be barred from running for reelection under a seldom-invoked provision of the 14th Amendment having to do with insurrection. Georgia Administrative Law Judge Charles Beaudrot last month held a hearing on the matter and found that Greene was eligible/ineligible.
He then sent his findings to Raffensperger, who was responsible for making the final decision.
It was an awkward position to be in for the secretary of state who drew the ire of former President Donald Trump after he resisted pressure to overturn now-President Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia.
Greene has been a staunch Trump ally and has won his endorsement for her reelection bid while continuing to spread unproven claims about the 2020 election being “stolen.” Raffensperger, meanwhile, has consistently defended the integrity of the election in Georgia, but is facing a tough primary challenge from Trump-backed U.S. Rep. Jody Hice.